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Tropical storm Kirogi hits Vietnam, more rains likely

Tropical storm Kirogi hits Vietnam, more rains likely

12:22 PM

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A tropical depression 31W formed near the Philippines on Thursday which strengthened into a tropical Storm Kirogi. The storm weakened before making landfall, with wind speed being at 55 kmph while it hit coast. Not only this, torrential rainfall was observed in the region.

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Earlier this month, the affected areas were also hampered by Typhoon Damrey which took more than 100 lives. Damrey is considered to be the strongest tropical storm to lash southern Vietnam since 2001.

However, Kirogi was weak as compared to Damrey. Meanwhile, it did bring heavy rains with Quy Nhon seeing 182 mm of rains while Hue witnessed a whopping 142 mm of rainfall.

Due to these torrential rains, the flood prevention department of Vietnam issued quite a  number of flood warnings over the affected areas. Not only this, one of the worst sufferers has been the southern province of Ninh Thuane. The rainstorm has affected the production of salt farms in the region.

Click the image below to see the live lightning and thunderstorm across Vietnamvietnam

Tropical Storm Kirogi has been the sixth storm to have hit Vietnam directly during the year 2017. However, now, in the coming days, the chances of a storm hitting the region are bleak thus dry weather conditions may make a comeback over the region.

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